Effortless Ways to Style a Mini Dress for Everyday

In Style Advice by Melanie Shaw

Mini dresses are the perfect way to elevate your everyday. Whether you are looking for more dressed up formal pieces to take with you to daytime events or a few more casual pieces for a little off-duty edge that you can get creative with, a mini length silhouette is going to be the perfect option. There is a lot of choice out there when it comes to finding your dream mini dress, so consider these effortless styling ideas to head into your hunt suitably inspired and ready to secure that ideal fit.

Modern corsetry 

This one is undoubtedly dressed up, but a beautiful option if you are looking for a unique and fashionable style that you can still make work for daytime too. Exposed corsetry is a cool and creative way of elevating a simple mini dress silhouette. Look for a cropped style with a strapless neckline and an artful bodice with exposed boning as well as sheer panels. This is going to carve out your shape and really accentuate your curves. Match the fit-to-form bodice with a draped and ruched mini skirt to keep your look balanced and comfortable. Finish with wrap up leather heels and an oversized jacket for a refined daytime look or wear with platform sandals and statement jewellery for after hours. 

Keep it minimal 

A minimal and classic little white or black dress is a timeless choice that you will find yourself turning towards time and time again. Look for a straight cut neckline with a defined and fitted waist seam which falls down to a gently flaring A-line mini skirt for the perfect shape that you can use as a blank canvas for all your styling ideas. Make this cut work for daytime with knee high boots and a leather jacket or even white sneakers and your favourite denim shirt. Swap these components out for colourful jewellery, a mini leather clutch and leather mules for an effortless evening look you can take from first date to last dance. 

Floral and fun 

A floral printed mini dress is flirty and feminine, perfect for effortlessly dreamy daytime dressing that looks just as good when you are running your errands as it does at a relaxed daytime picnic or at the beach. Look for a breezy yet refined silhouette with full floating sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a cropped skirt. Style with woven accessories and an oversized basket bag or add a sunhat and glamorous sunglasses for flawless summertime style. 

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All the feathers 

A mini dress strewn with cloud-like feathers is a statement option that is both fashion-forward and fun. Look for a shift shape mini dress with a high neckline or opt for spaghetti straps to keep your neckline on display. The shift silhouette will act as the perfect base to layers and layers of dreamy feathers for a piece that brings you instant elevation with minimal effort. Finish with subtle add ons such as delicate jewellery and nude toned heels to keep the balance in your look.

About Melanie Shaw

Melanie Shaw is a fashion and lifestyle writer who has worked in the fashion industry in PR and communications, helping brands launch their latest products and collections.

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